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  • Transforming Jet-Hot by Viewing the Organization as a System

    Guest post by John Hunter. Jet-Hot‘s story provides an example of applying Deming’s work to transform a real enterprise. Gordon McGilton and Dennis Sergent share evidence from their experience that will help others transform their enterprises by focusing on their system and aim. Jet-...

    Tags: management systems, systems thinking, video, case study, continual improvement, culture, Deming Research Seminar, flowchart, important, management system, manufacturing, organization as a system, quality tools, technology

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  • The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

    Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that help...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Blogging Innovation, Build Capability, Change, Leadership, culture, Disruptive Innovation, education, failure, future, ideas, Innovation Management, innovative thinking, Management, success

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  • Statistical Techniques Allow Management to do a Better Job

    In this post I discuss another wonderful paper by Dr. Deming. The W. Edwards Deming Institute makes this paper, and many more, available on our website. As you would expect from a non-profit focused on promoting the application of his ideas these articles are freely available with no barriers to ...

    Tags: data, Dr. Deming, understanding variation, articles, culture, evidence based management, important, organization as a system, spc, statistics

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  • A Different Perspective on Culture Change – Part II

    Editor’s Note:  You can read Dr. Ted Marra’s Part I of A Different Perspective on Culture Change here. * * * * For those readers of Part I and possibly some new readers as well, I hope that this article continues to add value and provide a different perspective – one throug...

    Tags: Organization, Change, & HR, Change Management, culture, organizational change

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  • 3 Small Things that will Increase Innovation in Your Company the Most

    Last month I delivered my "un-kill innovation" executive workshop to an executive team of a Fortune 500 technology company in Florida. It was a great experience all around, but at the end I was asked for the key takeaways, and I narrowed them down to the following. Continue reading → Orig...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Change, Creativity, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, People & Skills, collaboration, culture, Innovation Management, Innovation Mindset, innovative thinking

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  • Three Lessons in Leading Innovation from the LSI

    Three lessons from the LSI for those leading innovation and change within organisations Continue reading → Original: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2016/06/12/three-lessons-in-leading-innovation-from-the-lsi/ By: Brenton CharnleyPosted: June 12, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Build Capability, Change, Creativity, Leadership, People & Skills, culture, Innovation Management

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  • Why Values are Very Important for Innovation

    Would you know what things matter to your employees? This post explores why this matters, especially for innovation. Continue reading → Original: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2016/06/07/why-values-are-very-important-for-innovation/ By: Adi GaskellPosted: June 7, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Management, People & Skills, culture, Values

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  • Establishing Lean Healthcare Believers When Professional Society Allegiance Impedes Engagement

    When implementing lean in a healthcare organization, it's not uncommon to encounter resistance from medical professionals set in their traditional ways. Resistance is natural in any lean transformation, but Kathryn Correia has pinpointed a root cause of healthcare lean resistance that goes much d...

    Tags: culture, engagement, standardized work, lean leadership, healthcare

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  • Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 1: Do You Need an Agile Approach?

    I spoke at Agile 2019 last week. I had both a great time and a heart-rending realization. The great time was meeting and reconnecting with people. The heart-rending realization is our industry is in big, big trouble. Here are my thoughts and where I think the “agile” industry is heade...

    Tags: agile, MPD, agile management, Create Your Successful Agile Project, culture, experiment, problem

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  • Ask Art: How Are Lean Teams Different?

    The way that most people think about teamwork is quite different than the type of teamwork required for lean to succeed. For example, if I asked if you functioned as a team, you would probably tell me yes, we do. But if I dug in a little deeper and asked what that meant, you would probably say th...

    Tags: culture, lean leadership, Problem solving

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